Whether we like to admit it or not, we won't be young forever. As we age, it's important to consider our current standing and plans for the future, specifically for those times when we're too old to work and need some kind of financial security. Welcome to Findlaw's section covering the estate planning laws of New Mexico, with legalese-free summaries of laws affecting the drafting of wills and other topics important for managing one's estate. Included are articles on living wills, which are legally binding documents outlining our health care and end-of-life care wishes; durable powers of attorney, which are similar but allow a third party to make important decisions on behalf of the patient; and much more. Learn more about New Mexico estate planning laws below.